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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Poor man's tourpack



Quick to remove, lightweight, waterproof (and already has about 8,000 touring miles on it)

Dowco overnight bag (sprayed with waterproofing) around $50, mounting straps included.

Yamaha Star rear luggage rack: $145.35

The Dowco bags are rugged and they've adapted to my VT1100C, GL1500, and now the Strat. Not bad for fifty bux and I'm not adding top heavy to a beautifully balanced machine.
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Kool but with bags as big as yours??
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ya Dan the Strato-S side bags look big but just like Springer's, mine get filled up quick just from our meds. LOL!



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Hay thanks I will be back in a min.
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Kool but with bags as big as yours??

Whether I'm commuting to work, touring, or just slumming, I always carry a bicycle tire pump, tire repair kit, first aid kit, essential tools, a cover for the bike (doubles as an emergency blanket), cold weather and warm weather gloves, wind and waterproof pullover pants, paper, rags, a few bungees, maps, space blanket, candles, matches, some drinking water, et. al.

All of it stores economically and well, and after 47 motorcycle years on the road both here and abroad, I've found an emergency/breakdown 20 miles from home on the Plains or the Rockies can be as challenging as the same situation 1000 miles from home (without cellphone coverage). I never assume someone is going to stop and help, and even if I can reach a roadside assistance telephone, it can be hours (days) before help arrives.

The saddlebags on the Strats are deceptive in that they taper upward and to the rear, making for marvelous aesthetics and miserable storage problems. My "tourpack" is dedicated to some clothing, toiletries, camera, etc. When I'm commuting to work, it holds my work shoes.

This is why I love this little $9 Walmart lunchpack. Fits in a taper and keeps lots of things organized and dry:




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Wish I could think and type that fast
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I just type without thinking....perhaps it shows LOL



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ya Dan the Strato-S side bags look big but just like Springer's, mine get filled up quick just from our meds. LOL!
Man I know about those med's had a heart attack at 38.
Do you know how old 38 is
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you kidding me? I've been 38 now for almost 20 years



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had a heart attack at 38.
Just be grateful you weren't going any faster; you could have lost control and then where would you be?
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